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Optoma S310e Projector

SVGA (800x600) 29dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Feb 2015
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Project bright vibrant presentations effortlessly any time on day. Designed for meeting rooms and classrooms, the S310e boasts a long lamp life and energy-saving features which provide a low... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average owner rating of 87 out of 100 based on 101 owner reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma S310e reviewers who bought it mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer scored this projector 5 stars and wrote in their review “For price I think it is great and colours to my eye look bright”. James Ingram scored the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “However, I was suprised just how bright and vivid the colours were” in his review of the Optoma S310e. Jj gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Absolutely in love in that! Bright colours, very nice picture, easy”.

Some people who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. K. Smith mentioned on Amazon “Was easy to set up and the picture quality is better than I expected, at this price I decided to order a spare”. Four years ago Mayank scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I am amazed to see the clear picture quality and performance for the price tag attached to it”.

One Optoma S310e reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a sharp image. One customer who purchased the Optoma S310e considered that it was good for watching movies. Lovesphotography said in their review on Amazon “We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies”.

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Good Size

Five Optoma S310e reviewers agreed that it was compact. Four years ago A. V. Whitmore mentioned “Having played with it I wish I'd bought a more compact, higher resolution projector even though the cost is higher” nonetheless they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Bibi said three years ago “It is compact and small 2” in her review and rated this projector 5 stars. Mr. Chris Jones gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Its a nice light compact machine plenty of light for a semi illuminated room” in his review.

A few Optoma S310e owners mentioned that it was a good depth. Dp wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “At 3.5 inches depth it fits easily into my laptop bag for travel”. Leo said on Amazon “The luminosity is fine and color hue and depth is acceptable”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was a good height. Bibi said in her Optoma S310e review “There is a height adjuster at the front (one reviewer said there wasn't) - you just turn the little third leg 4”. Mr. R. V. Malin said on Amazon “I was tempted to deduct a star for the lack of 1] a Lens cover, 2] a Quick release height adjustment foot (as on previous models”.

One Optoma S310e owner mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Victoria Jayne mentioned in her Optoma S310e review “It isn't too heavy and, as it is well packed in a kind of bubble wrap when it arrives, I carry it around in it's box”.

One customer said that it was a good weight. Magneto wrote on Amazon four years ago “*Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best” in their review of this projector but even so they only scored the product 3 stars. One customer reckoned that the product was easy to carry around. Pam Wright rated it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Optoma S310e “It is easy to set up, easy to carry (although a carry-case is recommended”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Optoma S310e was quiet. Amazon Customer said on Amazon four years ago “The fan is also quiet”. Chris. K said “The fan is very quiet and the display is bright enough” in their review and scored this projector 80 out of 100. John Whittle. rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Optoma S310e on Amazon three years ago “The sound from the unit is so quiet that without any amplified speakers”.

Several Optoma S310e reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Dp said in their review “Great colours, very clear images, not noisy” . Mcbun wrote in their review of the Optoma S310e on Amazon “Is not particularly noisy” and scored it very highly. Michael A. said in his review of the Optoma S310e on Amazon “This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers thought this projector was good quality. Buyer wrote in their Optoma S310e review “I use it as part of my job role to display presentation, videos and pictures etc Even in a light room the picture quality is really good” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Checkatrade wrote in their Optoma S310e review “Plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality”. D mentioned in their Optoma S310e review “I was impressed with the overall quality and simplicity of use” .

Easy to Use

Eighteen customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Optoma S310e “Was quite easy for my husband to set up” and scored the product very highly. Anne mentioned on Amazon two years ago “VERY easy to set up and use with my laptop” in her review of the Optoma S310e. Harold Magee wrote on Amazon “Working well, easy to set up and good value for money” in his Optoma S310e review.

Thirteen Optoma S310e owners mentioned that this projector was easy to use. Aldeia Da Pequenada gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “Easy to use, easy to work”. Bob the Builder said on Amazon “Easy to set up, easy to use, great definition” and rated the product 5 stars. Cottage said on Amazon three years ago “Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes”.

A number of Optoma S310e reviewers who bought the Optoma S310e concluded that it was easy to use the menus. R. J. Howgego mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The projector provides countless on-screen menus for making fine adjustments to the image.” in their Optoma S310e review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good experience. T a said in their Optoma S310e review on Amazon “The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector” and scored it very highly.

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Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 1,709 expert and user reviews for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically for its projectors.

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Robust

A number of Optoma S310e reviewers agreed that this projector was strong and durable. Four years ago Mayank said in their review of this projector “Its sleek and sturdy, smaller in size than I anticipated”. Last year Stina Ilves mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Surely durable and with a long lifespan”.

Good Sound Quality

Three Optoma S310e owners mentioned that the product had good sound quality. Four years ago Andrea C said “Arrived in less than a week to spain too FREE delivery sounds great and looks great”. Peter Mallard scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “You don't need it if you are watching movies as you will want to use a seperate sound system anyway to compliment the big picture”. Five years ago Victoria Jayne mentioned on Amazon “The sound works well through my laptop” in her Optoma S310e review.

Good High Def TV

Some people who purchased the product thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. James Ingram gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “Sure it's not HD” in his review of the Optoma S310e. Magneto mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “*If you try and watch good quality (HD) films it reduces in its picture quality” however they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Onepaintedman rated the product as excellent and mentioned three years ago “Works well with HD streaming and produces a wonderfully clear bright picture on a neural coloured wall! Can't recommend highly enough” in their review.

Nice Design

A few people who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Three years ago John Whittle. mentioned in his review “The projector gave us a beautiful clear presentation from a DVD in the laptop with no distortions whatsoever in daylight, even with the curtains open” and rated this projector 5 stars. Mr. R. V. Malin mentioned “There is a proper 3 pin 'kettle' style UK lead! All in all a very good projector for the price” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Support

One Optoma S310e reviewer considered that the product had good technical guidance. Stretching Minds mentioned on Amazon “A very helpful getting started guide too” in their review.

Good Remote Control

One Optoma S310e owner who reviewed the Optoma S310e concluded that it had a good remote control. Guillermo mentioned “All the control buttons are on the remote” .

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma S310e supports 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago also support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Infocus IN112 ($254.99), or the Viewsonic PJD5150 which has better reviews.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD5151.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma S310e is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector). In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The resolution of all similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S310e ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Quite High Number of Colours

At 1,073.4 million, the Optoma S310e has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the S310e. The numbers of colours of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the S310e range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 940M.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

When compared to other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year that we have assessed, the Optoma S310e's service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours is one of the longest. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the S310e is 2,500h and the longest is 10,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of similar spec data projectors that were released more than a year ago is 21dB, the loudest is 39dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. At only 29 decibels, the Optoma S310e has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S310e.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The Optoma S310e has a fairly low power consumption in economy mode (only 193 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the S310e. The average power consumption in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the S310e is 260W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 85W to 430W.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who bought the product thought it was not good in terms of connectivity. Cegs0 said in their Optoma S310e review on Amazon “Mac Book Pro Connectivity Problem” and gave this projector a rating of 60 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the S310e have a built-in speaker, however the Optoma S310e does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Infocus IN112 ($254.99), or the Viewsonic PJD5150 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other data projectors of this type and age, the Optoma S310e does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma S310e does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the S310e also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma S310e has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all projectors that were released around the same time as the S310e.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma S310e has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The smallest lamp power of similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the S310e is 50W, the biggest is 380W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most data projectors of this spec and age have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Optoma S310e which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Very Small Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the S310e is 80% and the biggest is 130%. The Optoma S310e has one of the smaller uniformities (only 80 percent) amongst projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Optoma S310e is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the S310e have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of projectors that came out more than a year ago range from 0.45" to 0.74", and the average matrix size is 0.59". With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma S310e has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the S310e.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma S310e

Released Over a Year Ago

Optoma released the S310e over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S310e has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the S310e.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Infocus IN112 ($254.99) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD5151 (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

User Reviews

(101)
Reviewed 10 March 2016 by Mr. Lynn W. Coles
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect, at an excellent price...

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Michael A.
(Verified Purchase)

This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it. It's good that they put two power cables, one UK 3-pin plus and the roundish 2-pin plug we use... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Ian Slaney
(Verified Purchase)

Very good with great performance and easy to use. Very good value.

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Tell it like it is
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to set up on a laptop, clear display even in daylight, not had much luck with the remote but using the laptop controls for presentations is fine. Light and nice bag to carry it in. Used it... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2015 by Stina Ilves
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing. I've had this projector since 2012 and it still works great! Super. Not the newest model on the shelf, but surely durable and with a long lifespan. Love it!

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Hammy
(Verified Purchase)

BE WARNED I used this projector on a cealing mount, the unit gets so hot it melted the internal parts, could have been fatal, fan not good enough to keep unit cool.

Reviewed 23 June 2014 by Gerard Tumelty
(Verified Purchase)

Have had this about 2years now perfect,, cheap and I remember ordering this item on a thurs n it came on fri morning wow great,, I had a projector b4 not the best seen this one for 200 as the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Getting a nice big picture is very easy with this. What I find best is to move any training I am doing away from meeting rooms and do it in a nice long corridor. That way you can get the projector... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2014 by Anne
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for small group (up to 30) for Power Point presentations/talks yet was brilliant for 90+ audience - picture as big as you could want - fitted a large screen happily. VERY easy to set up and... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2014 by Mark Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Not as good a s older models , came with a eurpoean plug and not an English one . I also was notified that it was subject to a parts recall , I thought that would be easy but to get the part I... Read more…

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Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer s310, acer s310e, optoma s310, optoma s310e, optoma p220711, optoma p220711p, optoma europe ltd s310, optoma europe ltd s310e
Barcodes 00796435419394, 05054629739235, 05055387600263

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